The event ‘Joining forces to prevent and control non-communicable diseases: The role of policy in tackling stroke’, under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on 28 March 2019 in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions. The event was organised by SAFE in collaboration with the European Stroke Organisation and the Romanian National Stroke Association.
The event looked into the role of policy and policy stakeholders in combating stroke-related challenges and addressing the burden of stroke, as well as in achieving the ambitious targets of the ‘Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030’.
The Action Plan focuses on seven key domains, namely primary prevention, organisation of stroke services, management of acute stroke, secondary prevention, rehabilitation, evaluation of quality and outcomes as well as life after stroke. It outlines four overarching targets to be achieved by all European countries and health systems by 2030, which are complemented by further specific targets set for each of the seven domains. SAFE and ESO are currently pursuing its dissemination and implementation at national, regional and local levels.
With an expected 35% increase in the incidence of stroke in Europe by 2035, as highlighted in the Burden of Stroke in Europe Report, this conference represents an important opportunity to bring together European, national and local policy-makers and other key stakeholders to address the disparities across the stroke care pathway between and within European countries.
If you did not have the opportunity to join us in person on 28 March, you can still watch the live streaming of our event here.
We are currently working on a report which will summarise the discussions and outcomes of our conference. The report will be updated in this page soon and will be sent directly to the people that registered for the event.
In the meantime, for more information about the conference, you can download the meeting master deck and watch the live streaming.
The final agenda of the event can be found below:
Joining forces to prevent and control non-communicable diseases: The role of policy in tackling stroke
Thursday, 28 March 2019, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room JD51, Committee of the Regions, Brussels
|08:15 – 09:00||Registration of Participants|
|09:00 – 09:05||Welcome|
|Jon Barrick, President of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE)|
|09:05 – 09:15||Keynote address|
|Tiberius-Marius Brădățan, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health of Romania
on behalf of Sorina Pintea, Romanian Minister of Health
|09:15 – 09:30||Stroke Action Plan for Europe: how to put it forward|
|Jon Barrick, President of SAFE|
|09:30 – 09:40||Stroke Action Plan for Europe: the healthcare professional’s role|
|Bo Norrving, Coordinator of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030|
|09:40 – 09:55||The challenges for tackling stroke in Romania|
|Sorin Tuta, Vice-President of the Romanian National Association of Stroke (ANRS)
Cristina Tiu, elected future president of the Romanian Neurology Society (SNR) for 2021-2025
|09:55 – 10:05||National Best Practices on stroke|
|Tiina Laatikainen, Research Professor at National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland|
|10:05 – 10:10||Supporting Statement: Reducing the Burden of Stroke in Croatia and the EU|
|Video Message from Milan Kujundžić, Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia|
|10:10 – 10:30||*** Coffee break ***|
|10:30 – 10:45||Current and future EU action on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases|
|Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health and Food Safety, DG SANTE|
|10:45 – 11:45||Panel Discussion ‘The role of policy in tackling stroke’|
|11:45 – 12:00||Closing|
|Jon Barrick, President of SAFE|
You can download below the final version of the conference materials:
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The event was organised by SAFE in collaboration with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and the Romanian National Stroke Association (ANRS).
SAFE is an umbrella organisation that represents a range of stroke patient organisations across Europe that were affected by stroke. SAFE’s vision is to work towards reducing the number of strokes in Europe as well as ensuring that everyone who is affected by stroke gets the help and support they need.
By combining the resources of patient organisations across Europe SAFE is working for better stroke prevention, more effective stroke care, greater public awareness and increased research activity within Europe.
ESO is a pan-European society of stroke researchers and physicians, national and regional stroke societies and lay organisations. The aim of the ESO is to reduce burden of stroke by changing the way that stroke is viewed and treated. ESO serves as the voice of stroke in Europe, harmonising stroke management across the whole of Europe and taking action to reduce the burden of stroke regionally and globally.
ANRS is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental and apolitical Romanian association of physicians with scientific, medical and social goals regarding stroke prevention and management optimisation in accordance with the European and WHO standards. The association organises congresses, conferences, round tables, practical demonstrations and symposia that seek to promote up-to-date stroke education, according to the latest scientific research and validated therapeutic progress.
The event will be held under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and hosted at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
About the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Romania will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU from January to June 2019. The Council of the European Union is the institution where the governments of the EU Member States defend their own country’s national interests in the negotiation of the legislative and non-legislative files. Every EU Member State has the obligation to hold the Council Presidency, which changes every six months.
About the CoR
The European Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the EU, aiming to reduce the gap between EU institutions’ work and EU citizens. It is composed of more than 350 local and regional elected representatives from across the EU and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (which is 70% of all EU legislation).
We are grateful to our sponsors for their generous support of this event.